2013 AutoGlow Vive Detroit Celebrates Detroit History And Nets Record $250,000 For The Children's Center

2013 AutoGlow Vive Detroit Celebrates Detroit History And Nets Record $250,000
                          For The Children's Center

PR Newswire

DETROIT, Jan. 25, 2013

-- The Children's Center AutoGlow Vive Detroit, presented by Ford Motor
Company, held at Ford Field, was Detroit's exclusive afterglow event following
the North American International Auto Show Charity Preview on January 18, 2013

-- This year's event exceeded previous records with more than $250,000 raised
and 1,000 guests in attendance

DETROIT, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year's sold out
AutoGlow: Vive Detroit, presented by Ford Motor Company, featuring Parisian
food, decor and entertainment, broke past fundraising records for The
Children's Center.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090423/CCWCLOGO)

Building upon more than 81 years of continuous support for The Children's
Center, Ford Motor Company returned as the presenting sponsor of AutoGlow,
with hosts Lisa & Bill Ford and Nicki & Alan Mulally. Ford Motor Company and
members of the Ford family have supported The Children's Center and its
mission since 1929.

With a sold out crowd of 1,000 guests in attendance, this year's event netted
over $250,000 for The Children's Center. Funds raised from AutoGlow will
support the Detroit-based not-for-profit organization and its programs to
address the mental and physical health of children in need in Wayne County.

"We are truly grateful for the community's enthusiastic and generous support
of AutoGlow," Lisa Ford, AutoGlow host, said. "This year, we are thrilled to
report that generosity has exceeded our wildest expectations. In every
category, from ticket sales to sponsorships to individual donations, we have
increased funding over last year. This is tremendous news because it means The
Children's Center can continue their vital programs which are critical to its
ability to service the growing number of needy children and families in
Detroit and Wayne County."

New this year was a raffle for two round-trip, First/Business Class tickets to
Paris, France, courtesy of Delta Air Lines. The popular raffle served as an
additional source of revenue.

Guests were greeted with "bon appetit", an array of delicious Parisian
inspired food and unique decor replete with a replica of the Eiffel Tower, as
well as seldom seen entertainment including aerial and Can Can dancers and a
live band.At the end of the soiree, guests were able to wish "bon voyage"
when the winning name was drawn for the trip to the City of Lights.

A 2013 Ford Fusion, a North American Car of the Year finalist, and a 2013 Ford
C-MAX, a North American Truck/Utility of the Year finalist, were on display
for the evening.

About The Children's Center

The Children's Center is one of the largest, most diverse and comprehensive
frontline child-serving agencies in Michigan, addressing the needs and
problems of some of the most troubled children in the United States.For more
information, please visit The Children's Center web site at
www.thechildrenscenter.com

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn,
Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With
about 172,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company's automotive
brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services
through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its
products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

SOURCE The Children's Center of Wayne County

Website: http://www.thechildrenscenter.com
Contact: Melissa Bunker, PCGCampbell, +1-313-886-9074,
mbunker@pcgcampbell.com, Tammy Zonker, The Children's Center, +1-313-262-0930,
tzonker@childrensctr.net
 
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